As mentioned it was decided to give this as a challenge by the group of people who manage the website, the ’webops’ group as we call ourselves. I volunteered to write the challenge. As you will see, challenges are put up regularly, as are tutorials etc etc. This is part of the the group‘s strategy to make the website a dymamic site that engages its members and seeks to encourage new members.
i have not personally observed the pup but then I have never tried. You are correct that I amended the article but I also said in my reply to Owen that a debate about this would be useful and that has indeed proved and is proving to be the case. I also stated that I did not regard myself as an experienced observer. Do I need to be to be a member of the BAA? There are many reasons why people choose to be a member of the BAA.
This does not detract from the issuing of the challenge as it is evident, to me at least, that this is not an impossible challenge with modest equipment and as is evidenced by the replies above.